Death By Cross Stitch

Death By Cross Stitch

A little something else that I have been working on today.  Well it isn’t so little but it isn’t full coverage and it’s only stitched in one colour.  Yes, that’s right.  Me stitching a single colour project.  Death By Cross Stitch from Long Dog Samplers celebrates 20 years of Long Dog Samplers but they’re something that I’ve only recently discovered.  I’ve also discovered a new love for stitching these motifs.

I was mostly stitching this piece on Wednesday evenings but since finishing Wherefore Art Thou I decided to move it to my weekend stitching time and this past weekend managed to finish the first page (of 16).  Because I’m trying to complete motif areas I’ve also stitched on pages 2 and 5.  My thread isn’t so variegated that it would be noticeable where the page finished but I get into a method for stitching each part that it makes more sense to finish it rather than cut off partway.

I’m stitching 1 strand over 2 threads of 40 count Newcastle linen.  The thread I’m using is a silk thread from Paint Box Threads and the colour is SB10 and I really like how it’s turning out.  I have a few more samplers lined up to stitch after this one.


A crafter of many years, now using this blog to share my ongoing projects and tips for others to enjoy. I mainly concentrate now on Heaven and Earth cross stitch designs - with several projects on the go at any one time. Also often found knitting shawls and socks, papercrafting. Easily distracted by new cross stitch patterns. Slave to a tyrannical black n white cat called Yuen.

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